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Submitted by mo (United Kingdom), Jul 27, 2011 at 15:36

The fact is the these" isolated lunatics acting alone" are going to be a frequent features. When main stream politicians and news media are barking out exteme hate and glorify and justify killing of muslims, there will be more and more lunatics like this one emerging. Muslims are portrayed in main stream media as vulturous savages, worshipping a devilish god, primitive people living in seventh century etc.etc. So the killing of these people tolerated even by left wing people in tolerent scantinavia, let alone virulently islamophobic US or southern Europe.

Oslo politicians never felt any moral qualm when the drones by their US allies send missile to remote mountains of afgan-pak border shattering their mud houses blowing women and children into pieces. The only crime they did was that they are in the vicinity of so called suspected terrorist. Even if some body could understand when a muslim is suspected of being a terrorist they can be killed without a trial or conviction, what would justfy the killing of their neibhours.Thousands of such missiles have been fired since Obama became president. Still norvegians gave him so called peace price. Netanyahu with blood of upto 450 palestinian children on his hand was given standing ovation evey minute in US congress. Palestinian by definitions are terrorists so their chidlren are ligitimate target. Even the bombing of UN compound killing many UN workers and refugees were justified by media and politicians as majority of victims were muslims. If killing of muslims like this morally justified what is wrong then if somebody think that killing of those that tolerate muslims among their midst also deserve to die. This moral schizophrenia is creating lunaitics like Oslo bomber. Unless sane people start addressing virulent hate campaign in popular media like fox tv and right wing politics, more and more such lunatic will emerge.

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